Guide to the Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers, 1885-1951

(bulk 1920-1951)


Brown University, Special Collections
Box A
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

Published in 2009

Collection Overview

Title: Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers
Date range: 1885-1951, (bulk 1920-1951)
Creator: Kinsolving, Arthur B. (Arthur Barksdale), 1861-1951
Extent: 8 Linear Feet
Abstract: The Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, articles and essays, and newsclippings, with dates ranging from 1885 to 1951. Letters from Arthur Kinsolving to his wife, Sally Bruce, and letters to Mrs. Kinsolving make up the majority of the correspondence between 1896 and 1945. The other major portion of correspondence are sympathy cards, letters and telegrams for Sally Kinsolving upon the death of her husband in 1951.
Language of materials: English
Repository: Brown University, Special Collections
Collection number: Ms. 2009.006

Scope & content

The Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, articles and essays, and newsclippings, with dates ranging from 1885 to 1951. Letters from Arthur Kinsolving to his wife, Sally Bruce, and letters to Mrs. Kinsolving make up the majority of the correspondence between 1896 and 1945. The other major portion of correspondence are sympathy cards, letters and telegrams for Sally Kinsolving upon the death of her husband in 1951.

In Series 2, there are three personal diaries of Arthur Kinsolving from 1901, two travel journals from trips in 1892 and 1929, one notebook with academic and parish notes, and one diary written by both Sally and Arthur Kinsolving between 1901 and 1942.

Series 3, Writings, contains articles and essays written by both Arthur Kinsolving and others. Kinsolving's writings are more academic theological discussions and very personal recollections of his life and work. The majority of the other articles are written by others about Kinsolving, or about topics also written about by Kinsolving. Most of these materials are dated between 1935 and 1951.

Series 5 and 6 are primarily comprised of newsclippings about Kinsolving and Kinsolving's family. One folder contains articles written by Anne Kinsolving when she was a journalist for the Baltimore Sun in the 1920s and early 1930s. The scrapbook contains newsclippings and letters related to Kinsolving's retirement from the ministry in 1941.

The Church Materials in Series 6 are bulletins from church services at St. Paul's and Christ Church, both in Baltimore, and a church history of St. Paul's. The majority of these items are from the late 1920s to the late 1930s.

Arrangement

The Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers are arranged into six series.
  • Series 1. Correspondence (arranged into two subseries and then chronologically)
    • Subseries 1. Correspondence from or about Arthur Kinsolving
    • Subseries 2. Correspondence with Sally Bruce Kinsolving
  • Series 2. Diaries (arranged chronologically)
  • Series 3. Writings (arranged by author and then chronologically)
  • Series 4. Newsclippings
  • Series 5. Scrapbook
  • Series 6. Church Materials

Biographical note

Arthur Barksdale Kinsolving was the son of Ovid Americus Kinsolving (1822-1894) and Lucy Lee Rogers Kinsolving (1833-1862). He he graduated from the Episcopal school in Alexandria, Virginia. Attended the University of Virginia in 1882-83. Then graduated in 1886 from the Theological Seminary of Virginia. Received a D.D. at Washington and Lee University in 1906. His first position was that of assistant rector in Warsaw, Virginia. From 1888-1906 he served at Christ Church in Brooklyn, then going to St. James in Baltimore where he served from 1906 until 1942. He wrote a number of books, some about the history of the Baltimore Church. As a number of his relatives were also ministers he wrote a book about his family.

He married Sally Archer Bruce (born 1876) on 5 February 1896 in Richmond, Virginia. They had 6 children: Mary Bruce Kinsolving James (1896-1947); Arthur Lee Kinsolving (1899-1977); Anne Seddon Kinsolving Brown (1906-1985); Herbert Leigh Kinsolving (1907-1997); Sally Kinsolving Gundersheimer (1912-1981); Lucinda Lee Kinsolving Leigh (1916-2009).

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested.
Use of the materials: Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. Researchers should note that compliance with copyright law is their responsibility. Researchers must determine the owners of the literary rights and obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation: Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers, Ms. 2009.006, Brown University Library.
Contact information: Brown University, Special Collections
Box A
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
Acquisition: The Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers were donated by the Brown family.
Accruals: No additions to the collection are anticipated.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Amy Greer.
Encoding: Finding aid encoded by Amy Greer 2009 March 21
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Related material: The Brown University Library is the repository for several collections related to the Brown family and their businesses that are accessible through Josiah, including the Anne S. Kinsolving Brown papers (Ms.2007.013); John Nicholas Brown I (1861-1900) papers (Ms. 2007.010); and the John Nicholas Brown II (1900-1979) papers (Ms.2007.012).

Inventory


Series 1. Correspondence, 1885-1951

Series 1. Subseries 1. Correspondence from or about Arthur Kinsolving, 1885-1951
3 boxes

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Correspondence
1885
Box 1, Folder 2 Correspondence
1895-1897
Box 1, Folder 3 Correspondence
1900, 1904
Box 1, Folder 4 Correspondence
1910, 1912, 1919
Box 1, Folder 5 Correspondence
1920 Jun-Jul
Box 1, Folder 6 Correspondence
1920 Sep
Box 1, Folder 7 Correspondence
1921 Jan-Jun
Box 1, Folder 8 Correspondence
1921 Jul-Sep
Box 1, Folder 9 Correspondence
1922 May-Jun
Box 1, Folder 10 Correspondence
1922 Jul-Aug
Box 1, Folder 11 Correspondence
1922 Sep
Box 1, Folder 12 Correspondence
1922 Oct-Nov
Box 1, Folder 13 Correspondence
1923 Jan, Sep
Box 1, Folder 14 Correspondence
1924 Feb, Jul, Aug
Box 1, Folder 15 Correspondence
1924 Sep-Nov
Box 1, Folder 16 Correspondence
1925 Jun-Jul
Box 1, Folder 17 Correspondence
1925 Aug-Dec
Box 1, Folder 18 Correspondence
1926 Jan
Box 1, Folder 19 Correspondence
1926 Apr-Oct
Box 1, Folder 20 Correspondence
1927 Jan-Jul
Box 1, Folder 21 Correspondence
1928 Jan-Aug
Box 1, Folder 22 Correspondence
1928 Sep-Oct
Box 1, Folder 23 Correspondence
1929 Jan, Jun-Jul
Box 1, Folder 24 Correspondence
1929 Sep-Dec
Box 1, Folder 25 Correspondence
1930 Jan-May
Box 1, Folder 26 Correspondence
1930 Jul-Dec
Box 1, Folder 27 Correspondence
1931 Feb, Aug-Dec
Box 1, Folder 28 Correspondence
1932 Jan-Apr
Box 1, Folder 29 Correspondence
1932 Jun
Box 1, Folder 30 Correspondence
1932 Sep-Nov
Box 1, Folder 31 Correspondence
1933 Jan-Apr
Box 1, Folder 32 Correspondence
1933 May-Aug
Box 1, Folder 33 Correspondence
1933 Sep-Nov
Box 1, Folder 34 Correspondence
1934 Jan-Mar
Box 1, Folder 35 Correspondence
1934 Apr-Jul
Box 1, Folder 36 Correspondence
1934 Sep-Nov
Box 2, Folder 1 Correspondence
1935 Mar-Jun
Box 2, Folder 2 Correspondence
1935 Aug-Sep, Dec
Box 2, Folder 3 Correspondence
1936 Feb-Jun
Box 2, Folder 4 Correspondence
1936 Sep
Box 2, Folder 5 Correspondence
1937 Jan
Box 2, Folder 6 Correspondence
1937 Feb
Box 2, Folder 7 Correspondence
1937 Mar, Jun
Box 2, Folder 8 Correspondence
1937 Sep
Box 2, Folder 9 Correspondence
1937 Oct-Dec
Box 2, Folder 10 Correspondence
1938 Mar, May
Box 2, Folder 11 Correspondence
1938 Jun-Aug
Box 2, Folder 12 Correspondence
1938 Sep-Nov
Box 2, Folder 13 Correspondence
1939 Jan-Jun
Box 2, Folder 14 Correspondence
1939 Sep
Box 2, Folder 15 Correspondence
1939 Oct-Dec
Box 2, Folder 16 Correspondence
1940 Feb-Aug
Box 2, Folder 17 Correspondence
1940 Sep
Box 2, Folder 18 Correspondence
1940 Oct-Nov
Box 2, Folder 19 Correspondence
1941 Feb-Aug
Box 2, Folder 20 Correspondence
1941 Sep
Box 2, Folder 21 Correspondence
1945-1949
Box 2, Folder 22 Correspondence
1950
Box 2, Folder 23 Correspondence
undated
Box 2, Folder 24 Correspondence
undated
Box 2, Folder 25 Correspondence
undated
Box 2, Folder 26 Correspondence
undated
Box 3, Folder 1 Correspondence
1951 Feb
Box 3, Folder 2-6 Correspondence
1951 Aug
Box 2, Folder 7 Correspondence
1951 Sep
Box 2, Folder 8 Correspondence
1951 Oct
Box 3, Folder 9 Correspondence
1951 Nov-Dec
Box 3, Folder 10 Correspondence
1951

Series 1. Subseries 2. Correspondence with Sally Bruce Kinsolving, 1895-1919
4 boxes

Container Description Date
Box 5 Correspondence
1895-1899
Box 6 Correspondence
1900-1909
Box 7 Correspondence
1910-1919
Box 8 Correspondence - unprocessed

Series 2. Diaries, 1901-1938
6 folders
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 1 Travel Journal of A.B. Kinsolving
1892
Box 4, Folder 2 Diary of A.B. Kinsolving
1901 Jun
Box 4, Folder 3 Diary of A.B. Kinsolving
1901 Aug
Box 4, Folder 4 Diary of Sally and A.B. Kinsolving
1901-1942
Box 4, Folder 5 Travel Journal of A.B. Kinsolving
1929
Box 4, Folder 6 Notebook of A.B. Kinsolving with Letters and Clippings
1938

Series 3. Writings, 1892-1951
11 folders
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 7 Sermons by A.B. Kinsolving
1892-1938
Box 4, Folder 8 Addresses Given A.B. Kinsolving
1922-1950
Box 4, Folder 9 Articles Written by A.B. Kinsolving
1894-1945
Box 4, Folder 10 Recollections and Reflections by A.B. Kinsolving
c. 1950
Box 4, Folder 11 Biographical Sketch of Bishop A.F. Winnington by A.B. Kinsolving
1951
Box 4, Folder 12 Miscellaneous Writings by A.B. Kinsolving
1909-1950
Box 4, Folder 13 Notes by A.B. Kinsolving
1949, undated
Box 4, Folder 14 "Bishop Lucien Lee Kinsolving: A Portrait Sketch" by A.B. Kinsolving
1949, undated
Box 4, Folder 15 "Turning Points in My Life" by A.B. Kinsolving
1949, undated
Box 4, Folder 16 Articles about A.B. Kinsolving by Others
1910-1951
Box 4, Folder 17 Article about Sally Kinsolving
undated

Series 4. Newsclippings
3 folders
Box 4

Series 5. Scrapbook, 1941
2 folders and 1 scrapbook
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 18 Newsclips about or by A.B. Kinsolving
1933-1951
Box 4, Folder 19 News Articles by Anne Kinsolving for the Baltimore Sun
1920-1930
Box 4, Folder 20 Newsclips about A.B. Kinsolving and Family
undated
Box 4, Folder 21 Front Cover Materials - Newsclippings
1941
Box 4, Folder 22 Front Cover Materials - Correspondence and Articles
1941
Box 4 Scrapbook
1941

Series 5. Church Materials, 1904-1950
4 folders
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 23 Year Book of Christ Church Parish
1904-1905
Box 4, Folder 24 Bulletins and Articles from St. Paul's
1926-1937
Box 4, Folder 25 A Short History of St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore
1934
Box 4, Folder 26 The Hayes Memorial Booklet
1950